Floating Stairs

Starting at $9,500

Discover your new modern staircase. Open riser stairs create sleek lines that soar in mid-air like mono stringer stairs & floating stairs. Give your stair the style that is quickly becoming the cornerstone in modern home design.

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Hundreds of Open Riser Tread Options!

From wood species, to stains, we have plenty of finishes and grain patterns to suit your project. Plus we have many new style options and add-ons, to make your stair treads exactly the way you want them.

Learn more about treads, design options and tread brackets.

To see a few of the species and stain options we offer, check out the new Tread Visualizer tool.

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What are Floating Stairs?

Floating staircases are designed to minimize or hide the supporting structure of the staircase. This gives impression that the stair treads are floating. Floating stairs are popular in open concept spaces. They remove visual obstructions and maximize living space. Viewrail is also considered a prefabricated stair, learn more about the prefabricated stair types

These mono stringer stairs are well-known for their design (what’s the difference between an open riser & a mono stringer?). They can be installed indoors or outdoors, for businesses or homes or remodels. They can be paired with several different types of railing and handrail options — often, they are installed with glass, cable, or rod railing. Many of these options come with components that can be hidden in the posts themselves: to enhance the illusion of floating.

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How much is a Floating Staircase?

Mono Stringer Floating Stairs typically cost somewhere between $5,000 and $30,000. This range is so extreme because the factors surrounding floating stairs are highly customizable and there are many finish options. It is possible to find cheaper options, but those options are limited to a single standard use and are a riskier choice. Viewrail Floating Stairs, on the other hand, start at $9,500 and give you a custom-designed, custom-engineered, and hand-crafted staircase that meets code and will last for years.

Floating stairs are purchased in a similar way as a car. When buying a car, the price will depend on the make, model, year, mileage, and trim package. When buying floating stairs, you’ll look at other details: your project’s floor-to-floor height, the number of turns your staircase will take, the type of wood species and stain color for your treads, and what type of railing you want all will influence the pricing.

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What is a Metal Stair Stringer?

The term “stringer” refers to the spine of a staircase. As the backbone of your stairs, the stringer is a critical element of any well-constructed staircase. A newer invention, the metal stair stringer has quickly become a renovation in stair design, appealing to contractors and DIY homeowners alike.

Traditionally, stringers were made from construction lumber and would be installed in threes: one stringer on each side of the stairway, and one in the center for support. Wide stairways required a few extra stringers for structural support. In these conventional stairways, the stringer was actually built inside the walls, hidden in drywall or paneling, where it became part of the structural membrane of the house.

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Modern Railing for Floating Stairs

Get secure with modern railing choices that anchor your floating stair system. Choose from cable railing systems, glass railing systems, or rod railing systems.

Rod Railing – Rods curve to transition up stairs or around corners, and they never sag over time.

Glass Railing – Creative standoff pin technology makes installation simple. Custom-order for outdoor, indoor, or coastal projects.

Cable Railing – Hidden components sit inside each post, so you never have exposed hardware.

Your railing system is a modern art installation. All posts are pre-drilled and shipped with your customizable components attached. Post heights available in 36”, 39”, or 42”.

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Floating Stairs Treads

Feel completely at ease on thick stair treads — crafted from high-quality hardwood that brings warmth and beauty to your floating system.

Our thick stair treads for floating stairs come in over 15 different wood species — including African Mahogany, Red Oak, IPE, and Brazilian Cherry — and they can be customized with a wide range of finishes.

They are built by cutting, planing, and gluing pieces of hardwoods together. Modern Stair Treads are available in thickness from 1.5” – 4” and widths of 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, and 72”, though they can also be customized to your project’s needs. Because of the quality of wood, our thick treads can withstand a lifetime of wear.

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Mono Stringer Staircase Design

One powerful mono stringer? That’s all it takes. Industrial and elegant, the centerpiece of your floating stair system changes everything.

Floating stairs are a captivating architectural innovation, and they are available in a wide array of designs. Whether you need a 90º degree or switchback turn, our mono stringer stairs adapt to your home’s needs. All stair designs boast a minimalist profile, perfect for open-concept homes.

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Get More out of your Room with our Floating Stairs Kit

Floating stairs make a stunning use of space. The sleek, soaring lines of the open riser are a hallmark of modern stair design, and they’ll make your room feel open and light. Custom-designed and built completely up to code, these single stringer stairs will last for years to come. Better yet, Viewrail floating stairs are among the most competitively priced on the market.

Each component of your Viewrail mono stringer staircase arrives at your jobsite labeled, packaged, and ready to be bolted together — like a floating stair kit. There’s no need to hire a welder on-site. The entire open riser system can be installed in a short amount of time, at a low cost, and with tons of customizable options.

Stair treads made to perfectly adorn your floating staircase

Custom built treads for stairs are the ideal way to complement your floating staircase. Each thick tread rests on a hidden tread bracket anchored to the single stair stringer — this makes each tread look like it is floating in mid-air. Choose from 15 different wood species and enjoy the clean, modern butcherblock finish that makes each tread unique.
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